Updated: Jan 14
It’s Membership Drive time! See a message below from our Board present, Rev. Jeanette Vinek, or go straight to our Membership page and sign up now for 2023!
Talk for this Sunday, January 15, 2023
Setting the Table for our Internal Song
— Rev. Barbara Samuel and Neal Klassen
“Music is the soundtrack for your life.”
— Dick Clark
The internal dialogue of the ego can appear to drown out the internal, universal song. Learn to listen closely and create a new harmony for your life.
Join Rev. Barb and Neal this Sunday, January 15 at 10:30am PT at Studio 9, 1180 Houghton Road, Kelowna, BC. Doors open at 10:15am. Please visit the event page for more details and a map. Everyone is welcome!
If you are not feeling well, please stay at home and watch us on Facebook Live.
2023 Membership Drive!
Your Voice Matters!
A message from Rev. Jeanette Vinek, CSLK Board president
We are entering into our annual membership drive at the Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna. Every year, you have the ability to consciously choose to belong to this spiritual community, whether this is your first year or your 30th.
Now, more than ever, your membership matters. Our beloved community has big decisions to make over the next year, and the Board of Trustees needs your input.
Membership gives you the opportunity to contribute to and be involved in key Centre initiatives. Membership gives you a vote at the AGM, as well as when the time comes to choose our next spiritual director(s).
You can sign up online or fill out a membership form at Sunday service.
We need you!
Rev. Jeanette Vinek
President, Board of Trustees
This Week’s Science of Mind Theme
The Internal Song
People often talk of old tapes that run through their minds. Perhaps it’s the voice of a parent or teacher, who was trying to guide you in your youth, however unskillfully. This voice can later become internalized as a beating drum that undermines our choice to grow and to experience a more fulfilling life.
Spiritual Mind Treatment, a key practice in Religious Science, counters and even silences this ego voice by replacing these tapes with affirmative prayer that supports the individual. Through ongoing practice, we begin to hear more clearly the internal song that continuously plays with and for us.
You are never alone. We all face uncertainty and times of challenge. There is nothing to be ashamed of in having this experience. We do not hide, or sugar coat, or spiritually bypass our lived experience. What we do is support each other in moving through it. If you can’t see the truth for yourself, that’s okay. This is why we have people trained to see the truth with you. This is when you may choose to reach out to your minister or one of our licensed practitioners (see the About page on our website).
As Dr. Kenn Gordon used to say: “If you believe that I believe this for you, then borrow my belief. There is a Power in this Universe, and we can use it!”
The Universal Voice
Our new interim senior minister, Rev. Karin Wilson, gave her first official talk at CSLK’s Studio 9 location. If you missed attending that service last Sunday, January 8th titled The Universal Voice, you can watch it now on YouTube.
Rev. Corinne Crockett talked about diversity, potential and belief systems.
Our community enjoyed music by Tanya Lipscomb for the second week in a row.
She sang many great songs. We even got a chance to see her dance moves during the song You're a Bright Light!
Watch the full service on YouTube.
Notice of Annual General Meeting: February 26
The time has come once again for us to hold our annual business meeting where we review the business affairs of the last year, thank our hardworking Board, and welcome in the new. Join us as we vote in our Board members. This is an open meeting and everyone is welcome to attend; however, you must be officially signed up and registered as a 2023 member to vote.
The Annual General Meeting of the Centre for the Spiritual Living Kelowna Society takes place on February 26, 2023 at 2pm on Zoom.
This year, more than ever, your voice matters as we engage in the work of expanding and re-engaging as a spiritual community. We would love to see you at this meeting!
If you aren't yet a member of the Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna and you would like to be able to vote at this AGM, please make sure you've signed up for Membership by 5pm on February 25, 2023.
Meeting ID: 895 4814 8665
Our ministers and practitioners are in service to all of us. If you need help to see the Truth in a situation; if you are looking for clarity; if you are struggling in this challenging time; our ministers and practitioners are here to support you. You can contact them through the About page on our website, or you can submit a prayer request on the Contact page.
Nature’s Fare Receipts Help CSLK!
Keep collecting your Nature’s Fare receipts; they are worth a pretty penny to us! Just put receipts from your shopping into the receipt box at the back of the Studio 9 auditorium on Sundays, and Nature’s Fare will donate 3% of the total of your purchases to CSL Kelowna! Every receipt helps! Thank you!
Regular Events at CSLK
See more details and dates under Upcoming Events on our home page.
Coffee and Connection is an opportunity to chat with Rev. Karin Wilson, Rev. Corinne Crockett and friends every other Thursday on Zoom. Everyone is welcome to this time of casual connection. The next get-together is on Thursday, January 26 at 10am.
Our Sunday Celebrations start at 10:30am PT at Studio 9, 1180 Houghton Road, Kelowna. Please park on the street or at Ben Lee Park (1.5 blocks from the school). You can also watch us live on Facebook or watch the replay later on YouTube.
We appreciate our volunteers! They make our Sundays great! Let us know if you can help out with making coffee, setting up and/or after-service taking down. Contact Rev. Corinne Crockett at 250-868-9090 or email email@example.com.
Do you have an idea for an online CSLK opportunity you’d like to see and experience? If so, please contact Rev. Corinne Crockett at 250-868-9090 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are holding the intention for re-creating a dynamic and meaningful VIBE program for children and youth. If you have an idea, interest or passion in this area, please contact Rev. Corinne Crockett.
We are so Grateful for your Support!
We’re thankful for the many ways we are able to accept donations:
Online via the Ways to Donate page of our website (PayPal or credit card).
By Interac e-transfers sent to email@example.com.
By AFT automatic transfers directly from the bank.
Cheques can be mailed to: Suite 131, 101-1865 Dilworth Drive, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1.
For more information, please contact Rev. Melody Bailey.
“From communion with Spirit, man will come to perceive the deeper Reality, the broader sharing in human experience.”
— Ernest Holmes
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Vol. 32, Issue 3 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak